All Cove Kevana products are 100% handmade—by owner Sherreida—using thoughtfully selected ingredients. My products are never on animals—only on humans. My goal is to provide you with a creative and fragrant assortment of artisan soaps and candles. My mission is to use my products to share the word of God. For this reason, all Cove Kevana products have faith-inspired names and each hand cut label include Bible verses that correspond with the product's name. Also, mental health and wellness promotion is important to me (read why, here). Cove Kevana, LLC will donate 5% of its annual sales to a community-based mental wellness/suicide prevention effort or organization in Connecticut.
S O A P S
Our soaps are real soaps made with real ingredients. They are made in small batches using the cold-process method. This method involves accurately weighing and mixing plant-based oils and butters (e.g. coconut oil, shea butter), milk (e.g. hemp milk, goat's milk) and sodium hydroxide (better known as lye) together. This mixture results in a process called saponification, which creates soap. Our soaps are cut by hand 24 to 48 hours from the date they are made and cure for up to six weeks before they are made available for sale. Cured soaps do not contain active traces of lye and are safe for use.
We use plant oils and butters in our soaps because they are rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that effectively moisturize, soothe and regenerate skin cells. We use milks in our soaps because they contains nutrients and vitamins that help to hydrate, nourish and gently exfoliate skin. Together, plant-based oils, butters and milks help to promote soft, clean, nourished and youthful skin. We use a combination of natural colorants (e.g. turmeric) and skin-safe micas to color our soaps as well as skin-safe essential oils and phthalate-free fragrance oils to scent our soaps.
C A N D L E S
Our candles are made using a coconut paraffin wax blend. Coconut paraffin wax lends to exceptionally fragrant and slow-burning candles. Our candles are wicked by hand using lead-free and zinc-free cotton wicks. Every now and then, we use wooden wicks. Our candles are also hand-poured in small batches and scented using phthalate-free fragrance oils.